Nights for Wednesday 28 February 2018
7:12 The Behaviour of Whales as Water Temperature Rises
A two-week expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time, almost came up empty due to warmer sea temperatures causing the animals to change their behaviour. NIWA megafauna expert and marine ecologist Kim Goetz joins us to tell us more.
7:30 At The Movies
On At The Movies, Simon Morris reviews three comedies all about parties and celebrations. Sally Potter's The Party sees Kristen Scott Thomas invite some friends round… Game night sees reality crash a couples' quiz night… and Finding your feet is set in an old folks rock and roll dance class.
8:10 Night Mail
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
8:30 Window on the World
Blockchain technology has been heralded as the answer to a safer, fairer and more transparent food system. Many companies, from global food giants, to start-ups have begun to experiment with it. But can blockchain really disrupt the global food industry or is it just a gimmick? Emily Thomas meets some pioneers of this new technology, who think it will change the way we eat.
9:07 The Drama Hour
Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You - And You Can Be Too
During this episode, Dexter decides to face some personal and professional enemies head on: Dex confronts the man who claims 'Guff Pills' gave him kidney stones. While on a roll, he attempts to reconcile a long standing/self-imposed feud with the man now married to his ex-wife.
'Wulfsyarn' by Phillip Mann
We jump forward in time to the point where The Nightingale is recovered with only its captain, John Wilberfoss on board.
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
11:07 Inside Out
Nick Tipping hosts a journey through the jazz spectrum playing favourites, standards and new releases along the way. This week Nick explores the songs of the great Harold Arlen.